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11/27/09 at 4:03am
Well, looking at the pics from SolidVictory (and thanks for pointing this info out), looks like the Sennheiser symbol looks closest to the fake. Also, in the seller's feedback one person says he received fake Beats by Dr. Dre.
I would say contact the seller and ask to cancel the transaction as you know they are fake. If the seller doesn't agree, submit a paypal dispute using the pictures here and the ones in the auction to claim they are fake.
oh lawdz, this just scared me out of some ebay buying!
and they looked so tempting too...
i dont rate any ebay item unless the page has a decent html layout to it, especially with really good pricing on something like this
an interesting thing is when you see sites like this
Sennheiser IE 8 In-Ear Headphone - AskDirect
thats a link i got from another head-fi'er apparently thats sennheiser uk listed? i'm not sure.
but with this whole pricing thing, all sennheiser stuff is cheaper in europe, so that makes me think that when i see an auction on ebay like this:
whether its genuine or not, since the item is based in the UK, the layout is good, the rep isn't too bad, and the price isn't far off, i mean sure it's good but it's not ridiculous
also, as soon as you see the word 'geniune' on an auction and you're paying with paypal, it's fairly safe to give it a whirl, since if you get the item and it turns out it's a fake, you can paypal dispute it and get it all back under false information or something like that.
works for entire costs usually
i've gotten like 400 bucks back through it, it's scary but i can say it works, for those who haven't had an experience like that.
so there's something for ya to chew on :3
RE the top link:
I bought my Sennheiser from ASKdirect, indeed for £179. They are listed as an official Sennheiser dealer on Sennheiser's website - I got mine from their London store on Tottenham Court Road.
I've verified that mine are real - they look exactly like the ones in the pictures, and they certainly don't sound like cheap IEMs, which is what is claimed about the fakes.
Therefore (based solely on my experience), I'd say that they are a safe bet.
now i have to hope that they'll ship to sleepy ol' Australia for a less then insane amount...
if so, i'm probably gonna end up sold on em ;D
Australia!? The shipping probably won't be minuscule if you know what I mean! I think they operate within the UK on a high turnover/low profit margin setup, so it's unlikely - but make sure you check - could be a bargain!
Really enjoying Hilltop Hoods at the moment, heard they're hugely popular in Australia - sounds great through the IE8s